Second Balcony Breakdown: Free Agent Frenzy!



Casey and I return for the Free Agent Frenzy edition of Second Balcony Breakdown!


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Topics include:

  • The moves the Chicago Blackhawks made during Free Agent Frenzy, which consisted of signing Michal Handzus, Michal Rozsival, and everyone’s favorite twitchy, grumpy drunk goaltender, Nikolai Khabibulin!
  • Saying goodbye to Ray Emery (who signed with the Philadelphia Flyers) and Viktor Stalberg (who has fucked off to the Nashville Predators)
  • Other happenings around the league, including Daniel Alfredsson going to the Detroit Red Wings, Bobby Ryan going to the Ottawa Senators, Nathan Horton (and Jack Skille!) heading to the Columbus Blue Jackets, and Jarome Iginla going to the Boston Bruins
  • And, oh yeah — Tyler Seguin getting traded to the Dallas Stars for Loui Eriksson.
  • Guys who are still on the table, such as Jaromir Jagr and Tim Thomas (lol)
  • The opening of Blackhawks Prospect Camp! If you want to check out the future of the franchise, head out to Johhny’s Icehouse West at 2550 W. Madison, Chicago, IL from now until July 12.
  • Follow us on Twitter! I’m at @RunsOnDuncan, and Casey is at @Raedances.

One thought on “Second Balcony Breakdown: Free Agent Frenzy!

  1. Laura

    As far as trading Seguin to Dallas goes… I really don’t know if ANY city big enough to have an NHL team is going to be the right environment for Tyler Seguin to avoid the kind of influences that got him in trouble in Boston (and have already gotten him in trouble in Dallas, JFC). There are plenty of douchebros in Dallas who’ll see a young rich dude who pretty obviously doesn’t know how to pick his friends in terms of his best interest, and they’ll ride his coattails to infamy and drunken shenanigans. I don’t know if there’s anyone on Dallas’ team who can take the Bruins’ problem child and turn him into an honor student. As scary as it may be to think of this possibility, Kaner may have been a role model to Segs in Switzerland. Maybe more time in a league where he’s not a superstar and doesn’t speak the language is what he needs to mature his game and his attitude.


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